John 2:1-11

"On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.” What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him."

I find this account of Jesus beginning His ministry amusing. He made it clear in verse 4 that He was not ready but His dear mother seems to ignore Him and told those around Him to do what He said to do. It might be good to note this was His FIRST miracle, for there are those who believe Jeus did miracles when He was a child. This account proves He did not. 

Even though it was not His chosen time He gave in to His mother's request. It seems to be a simple thing for Him to do, and it was. But two things are to be noted that came out of this event. First it says, "He revealed His glory." You might miss this marvelous statement by giving to much attention to the water to wine miracle. 

Second concerns His disciples. "His disciples believed in Him." Both of these statements are found in verse 11. Again, we are in danger of missing a significant result of this miracle. Simple as it may have been, it brought His disciples a step close to believing in Him. Remember this is early in His ministry and the disciples would be just beginning to believe who He was and make a commitment to follow Him. 

Pastor Gerry Holloway

Pastor Gerald Holloway is the Senior Pastor of Word for the World Christian Fellowship.

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